Findings on happiness in Saad (2004): study US 1957

Publication
Author(s)Saad, L.
TitleA Nation of Happy People. Most Happy and Satisfied with Their Lives.
SourceGallup Poll News Services, 5 January 2004, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA
URLhttp://news.gallup.com/poll/10090/nation-happy-people.aspx
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1957
Collect period3/5th
Survey nameGallup poll
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =0
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question In general, how happy would you say (that) you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not very happy ("Not at all" additional pre coded response, added to "not very")
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-g
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.517.88
Standard deviation0.561.67

Scores in123
%3.043.053.0